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Special Collections: Guide to the George A. LaBonte Papers


Summary Information:


Collection Title: George A. LaBonte Papers
Date of Collection: 1949-1984
Box Numbers: Boxes 2495 - 2499
Quantity:  6 ft.

Administrative Information:

Provenance: Gift of Vicki Thiele and Laurie LaBonte, 13 April 1998.
Access Restrictions: Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval
Preferred Citation: George A. LaBonte Papers, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine
Copyright: Contact department for copyright information

For Additional Information:
Special Collections Department
University of Maine
5729 Fogler Library
Orono, Maine 04469-5729
(207) 581 1686

Biographical Information:

George A. LaBonte was born in Jackman, Maine in 1923. He was in the U.S. Navy in World War II, then went to the University of Maine graduating in 1951 with a B.S. He earned his M.S. in Botany from UMaine in 1958. He worked for the Maine Forest Service as an entomologist beginning in 1949. He was with the Maine Forest Service until 1981 ending as State Entomologist. He co-authored “Trees of Maine”.  

Contents:

The papers of a forest entomologist working for the Maine Forest Service. Included are University papers, reprint notes, field reports, articles, and numerous publications by George A. LaBonte.

Arrangement:

By topic.

Finding Aid:

Box 2495

Box 2495  f1 Biographical Information - General.
Box 2495  f2 Biographical Information - Military Service - Copy of Separation Notice From the U.S. Naval Service - Jan. 3, 1946.
Box 2495  f3 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 1 of 12.
Box 2495  f4 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 2 of 12.
Box 2495  f5 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 3 of 12.
Box 2495  f6 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 4 of 12.
Box 2495  f7 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 5 of 12.
Box 2495  f8 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 6 of 12.
Box 2495  f9 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 7 of 12.
Box 2495  f10 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 8 of 12.
Box 2495  f11 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 9 of 12.
Box 2495  f12 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 10 of 12.
Box 2495  f13 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 11 of 12.
Box 2495  f14 College Years - Homework, Tests, Quizzes; 1949- mid 1950’s. Folder 12 of 12.
Box 2495  f15 College Years - Audubon Camp - 1955.
Box 2495  f16 College Years - Field Work Sheets.
Box 2495  f17 College Years - Field Data - Damping Off Experiments - 1956.
Box 2495  f18 College Years - Greenhouse Data - Greenbush Soil, 1956-1958.
Box 2495  f19 College Years - Greenhouse Data - Orono Soil, 1956-1958.
Box 2495  f20 College Years - Field Tests - Greenbush Nursery - 1956-1958.
Box 2495  f21

College Years - Thesis - (Master of Science in Botany) - Damping off Studies in  Coniferous Seedlings (by G. A. LaBonte) - 1958. (c.1)

Box 2495  f22

College Years - Thesis - (Master of Science in Botany) - Damping off Studies in Coniferous Seedlings (by G. A. LaBonte) - 1958. (c.2)

Box 2495  f23 College Years - Phi Kappa Phi Journal - Spring 1958.
Box 2495  f24 College Years - Sigma Xi - Information for Initiates - 1958.

 

Box 2496

 

Box 2496   f1 Forest Service Instructor Training Course - 1963-1964.    
Box 2496   f2 State of Maine - State Employment Policies - 1979.
Box 2496   f3 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1949.
Box 2496   f4  State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1951.
Box 2496   f5 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1952.
Box 2496   f6 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1953.
Box 2496   f7 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1954.
Box 2496   f8 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1955.
Box 2496   f9 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1956.
Box 2496   f10 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1957.
Box 2496   f11 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1958.
Box 2496   f12 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1959.
Box 2496   f13 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1960.
Box 2496   f14 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1961.
Box 2496   f15 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1962.
Box 2496   f16 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1963.
Box 2496   f17 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1964.
Box 2496   f18 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1965.
Box 2496   f19 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1966.
Box 2496   f20 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1967.
Box 2496   f21 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1968.
Box 2496   f22 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1969.
Box 2496   f23 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1970.
Box 2496   f24 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1971.
Box 2496   f25 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Weekly Reports - 1972.
Box 2496   f26 State of Maine - Forestry Dept. - Entomologist III Job Description - 1972.   
Box 2496   f27 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Reorganization Data, 1972-1973.
Box 2496   f28

State of Maine - Forestry Department - Fire Control Series: No. 1 - 

 Forest Watchman’s Handbook - 1962.

Box 2496   f29 State of Maine - Forestry Department -The Forest Wealth of Maine - 1965.
Box 2496   f30 State of Maine - Forestry Department -Radio Manual - 1967.
Box 2496   f31 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Employees - Newspaper Clippings -1970’s & 1980’s.
Box 2496   f32 State of Maine - Forestry Department - Activity Review of the Cooperative  Forest Pest Program - 1982.
Box 2496   f33

State of Maine - Forestry Department - Scott Paper Company - Northeast Timberlands - Southern District Field Trip - 1984.

Box 2496   f34 State of Maine - Department of Personnel - Maine State Performance Appraisals (George A. LaBonte).
Box 2496   f35

Publications by G. A. LaBonte - Damping off Studies in Coniferous Seedlings 1959.

Box 2496   f36 Publications by G. A. LaBonte - Oak Leaf Shot-Hole Caused by Japanagromyza viridula - 1967.
Box 2496   f37 Publications by G. A. LaBonte -  Arborvitae Leaf Miners - 1974.
Box 2496   f38 Publications by G. A. LaBonte -Insecticide Trials to Control Spruce Budworm Damage on Christmas Trees - 1976.
Box 2496   f39

Publications by G. A. LaBonte - The Saddled Prominent Outbreak of 1970-71 And It’s Damages - 1978.

Box 2496   f40

Publications by G. A. LaBonte - Cleaning and Weeding Paper Birch - A 24 Year Case History - 1978.

Box 2496   f41

Publications by G. A. LaBonte - Winter Mortality of Gypsy Moth Egg Masses  in Maine - 1980.

Box 2496   f42 Publications by G. A. LaBonte - Field Book of Destructive Forest Insects - 1980 - 3 copies. 
Box 2496   f43 Publications by G. A. LaBonte - Life History of a Red Oak Leaf-Mining Sawfly1984.
Box 2496   f44

Publications by G. A. LaBonte - Control of the Red Oak Leaf-Mining Sawfly - 1984 - 2 copies.

Box 2496   f45 Publications by G. A. LaBonte - Biology and Control of the Red Oak Leaf-Mining Sawfly - 1984 - author’s copy.
Box 2496   f46

Publications by G. A. LaBonte - Notes & Drafts of Red Oak Leaf-Mining Sawfly Paper.

Box 2496   f47 Publications by G. A. LaBonte - Forest Trees of Maine - 3 editions.

 

Box 2497

 

Box 2497  f1

Correspondence - Regarding Job Placements and Job Positions -

1951-1976.

Box 2497  f2 Correspondence - 1958.
Box 2497  f3 Correspondence - Regional Entomologist - 1973-1976.
Box 2497  f4 Correspondence - 1967-1988.
Box 2497  f5 Arboreal Diseases - Peppering - Newspaper Clipping - July 9, 1967.
Box 2497  f6

Arboreal Diseases - Maine Forestry Department - Entomology Laboratory - Weekly Circular - July 17, 1973.

Box 2497  f7 Arboreal Diseases - Blister Rust, 1970’s.
Box 2497  f8 Arboreal Diseases - Cavities.
Box 2497  f9 Entomology - Bees, Wasps & Hornets, 1970’s.
Box 2497  f10 Entomology - Black Flies, Mosquitoes.
Box 2497  f11 Entomology - Borers.
Box 2497  f12 Entomology - Canadian Species - 1941, 1970’s.
Box 2497  f13 Entomology - Carpenter Ants.
Box 2497  f14 Entomology - Gypsy Moth.
Box 2497  f15 Entomology - Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.
Box 2497  f16 Entomology - Slugs, Snails.
Box 2497  f17 Entomology - Mites.
Box 2497  f18 Entomology - Sarcoptidae.
Box 2497  f19 Entomology - Scabies.
Box 2497  f20 Entomology - Spiders - Brown Recluse in Maine.
Box 2497  f21 Entomology - Spruce Budworm.
Box 2497  f22 Entomology - Spruce Budworm - Recommendations for Improvement of  Spruce -Budworm Population and Damage Survey Methods in State of Maine - 1973.
Box 2497  f23 Entomology -White Pine Weevil, 1979.
Box 2497  f24 Entomology - Pictorial/Descriptive Keys.
Box 2497  f25 Entomology - Insect Control. Folder 1 of 2.
Box 2497  f26 Entomology - Insect Control. Folder 2 of 2.
Box 2497  f27 Entomology - Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station - Bulletin no. 353 - Leaf-Feeding Insects of Shade Trees, 1938.
Box 2497  f28 Entomology - Maine Department of Conservation - Insect and Disease Control Correspondence - late 1980’s.
Box 2497  f29 Fauna - Bats.
Box 2497  f30 Fauna - Snakes.
Box 2497  f31 Flora - Algae.
Box 2497  f32 Flora - Autumn Leaves - 1983.
Box 2497  f33 Flora - Blueberries.
Box 2497  f34 Flora - Grass.
Box 2497  f35 Flora - Flowering Almond.
Box 2497  f36 Flora - Lilac.
Box 2497  f37 Flora - Moss - 1971, 1979.
Box 2497  f38 Flora - Poison Ivy.
Box 2497  f39 Flora - Poisonous Plants.
Box 2497  f40 Flora - Spruce - USGA - U.S. Open - 1979.
Box 2497  f41 Flora - Maine - Endangered Species/ Plant Conservation - 1962.
Box 2497  f42 Flora - Maine - Wildflowers - Conservation.
Box 2497  f43 Flora - Plant Hardiness Zones (Continental U.S.) - 1960.
Box 2497  f44 Christmas Trees - Management. Folder 1 of 2.
Box 2497  f45 Christmas Trees - Management. Folder 2 of 2.
Box 2497  f46 Christmas Trees - Pests and Pest Control.
Box 2497  f47 Christmas Trees - Laws. Producers List - 1978.
Box 2497  f48 Christmas Trees - Planting, 1950’s - 1970’s.
Box 2497  f49 Tree Varieties - Birch - Seed Germination - 1968, 1969, 1976, 1980.
Box 2497  f50 Tree Varieties - Bristle Cone Pine.
Box 2497  f51 Tree Varieties - Chestnut.
Box 2497  f52  Tree Varieties - Norway Pine - Petri-Dish Germination - Includes Photos. 1958.
Box 2497  f53 Tree Varieties - Nut Trees.
Box 2497  f54  Environment - Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s), 1970’s.
Box 2497  f55 Environment - Newspaper Clippings - 1970’s.
Box 2497  f56 Environment - Photosynthesis - 1971.
Box 2497  f57 Environment - Nader Report - Newspaper Clippings - 1973.
Box 2497  f58 Environment - Cleaning Up the Water, Private Sewage Disposal in Maine - 1973.
Box 2497  f59

Environment - Association of Maine Environmental Laboratories (AMEL) -

1984.

Box 2497  f60 Environment - Maine Oil Recycling Program Directory - no date.

 

Box 2498

 

Box 2498  f1 Pesticides - Notes & Research.
Box 2498  f2 Pesticides - Newspaper Clippings. Folder 1 of 2.
Box 2498  f3 Pesticides - Newspaper Clippings. Folder 2 of 2.
Box 2498  f4 Forestry - Canada -  1970’s.
Box 2498  f5 Forestry - Herbicides - 1970’s.
Box 2498  f6 Forestry - Log Drives (River) - Newspaper Clipping - July 24, 1976.
Box 2498  f7 Forestry - Maine’s Changing Forest Products Industry - September 1983.
Box 2498  f8 Forestry - Supplies - Caliper.
Box 2498  f9 Forestry - History - Maine - Tramway.
Box 2498  f10 Forestry - History - U.S. - Important Dates.
Box 2498  f11 Forestry - Maine - Primary Forest Products Manufacturers- 1983.
Box 2498  f12 Forestry - Maine - List of Major Pulp and Paper Producers - 1987.
Box 2498  f13 Woodlot Management - Grafting.
Box 2498  f14 Woodlot Management - Windbreaks, 1984.
Box 2498  f15 Woodlot Management - General.
Box 2498  f16 Pollution - Newspaper Clippings - 1970’s.
Box 2498  f17 Pollution - Notes & Research - no date.
Box 2498  f18 Conferences & Meetings - Tree Farm Meeting - February 5, 1952.
Box 2498  f19 Conferences & Meetings - 1956-1958.
Box 2498  f20

Conferences & Meetings - Proceedings of the Seminars on Pesticides in Our Environment - October 17-18, 1967.

Box 2498  f21

Conferences & Meetings - 34th Annual Pesticide Conference - New York State Insecticide, Fungicide and Herbicide Recommendations - 1973.

Box 2498  f22 Conferences & Meetings -Northeast Forest Pest Council - August 1988.  (Announcement).
Box 2498  f23 Maine - Map - Major River Basins.
Box 2498  f24 Maine - Map - Natural Forest Vegetation Zones - 1956.
Box 2498  f25 Maine - Map - Official Planning and Development Districts - 1977.
Box 2498  f26 Maine - Map - Minor Civil Divisions - 1978.
Box 2498  f27 Maine - Various Forest Fact Sheets - 1964, 1971, 1982, 1985.
Box 2498  f28 Maine - Great Ponds Act - 1973.
Box 2498  f29 Maine - Coastline - Zoning Ordinances/Planning. 1973, 1976.
Box 2498  f30

University of Maine - Cooperative Extension Service - Bulletin 458 (Revised) - Growing Trees in the Home Nursery - 1914 - 2 copies.

Box 2498  f31

University of Maine - Forestry Department - Papers Presented at Fifth Anniversary Celebration - October 1953.

Box 2498  f32 University of Maine - Careers in Forestry and Wildlife Conservation - 1960.
Box 2498  f33 University of Maine - Dedication of the Albert D. Nutting Hall - 1971.
Box 2498  f34 University of Maine - Maine Agricultural Experiment Station - Miscellaneous Publication no. 651 - Sept. 1961.
Box 2498  f35 University of Maine - Maine Agricultural Experiment Station - Bulletin 614 -  May 1963.
Box 2498  f36

University of Maine - Maine Agricultural Experiment Station - Bulletin 621 - March, 1964.

Box 2498  f37

University of Maine - Maine Agricultural Experiment Station - Bulletin 627 - September, 1964.

Box 2498  f38

University of Maine - Maine Agricultural Experiment Station - Maine Farm Research - October, 1965.

Box 2498  f39

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Farmer’s Bulletin no. 358 - A Primer of Forestry - Part II, 1909.

Box 2498  f40 U.S. Department of Agriculture - Report of the Chief of the Forest Service - 1950.
Box 2498  f41

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Information Bulletin no. 49 - Our National Forests - 1951.

Box 2498  f42 Statistical Methods - 5% and 1% Points for the Distribution of F - 1950.
Box 2498  f43 Statistical Methods - Experimental Design - Notes.
Box 2498  f44 Aerial Photography - 1950. Sixteen (16) photos.
Box 2498  f45 Allagash River - Laws, and Regulations for the Allagash Waterway -1972.
Box 2498  f46 American Forest Products Industries, Inc. - Trees and Game : Twin Crops.
Box 2498  f47 American National Red Cross - First Aid Instructor’s Manual.
Box 2498  f48 Arborist Exam - no date.
Box 2498  f49

Canadian Journal of Botany - Photoperiodic Responses in Seedlings of Northern Tree Species - vol. 35,#133; 1957.

Box 2498  f50 Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station - Connecticut State (1933),  Entomologist - 33rd Report.
Box 2498  f51 Consultant’s Materials and Information.
Box 2498  f52 Engineer’s Field Book - 1950.
Box 2498  f53 Fertilizers - Notes & Research.
Box 2498  f54 Forest Fires - Preparation of Forest Fire Reports.
Box 2498  f55 French-English Dictionary for Chemists - 1921.
Box 2498  f56 Fuelwoods - Informational Pamphlets & Reports.
Box 2498  f57 Industrial Financing in Maine - Where to Go - 1981.
Box 2498  f58 Lecture Notes - Entomology - 1983.
Box 2498  f59 Maine Forestry and Logging Museum Inc. - 1983.
Box 2498  f60 Outdoors First Aid - Notes.
Box 2498  f61 Photograph - Gypsy Moth Spray Project - 1962.
Box 2498  f62 Public Lots - 1977, 1984.
Box 2498  f63 State of New Hampshire - An Act Relating to Forest Conservation and Taxation, Chapter 295 - Laws of 1949.
Box 2498  f64 The Timber Resources of Maine - 1972.
Box 2498  f65 Trees for Tomorrow - no date.
Box 2498  f66 Wood Harvesting - Scaling Procedures, Volume Tables - early 1980’s.
Box 2498  f67 Wood Identification.

 

Box 2499

 

Box 2499  f1 U.S. Geological Survey Maps - Aroostook County Area
Box 2499  f2 U.S. Geological Survey Maps - Northern Maine Area
Box 2499  b1 Index Cards - Forestry, Entomology, Ecology, & Environmentalism, etc.
Box 2499  b2 Field Notebooks - 1949 - 1986
Box 2499 Map Making Tool


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